Sunday went well for the Mets: Jacob deGrom tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings, they ended Zack Greinke’s scoreless innings streak, and Juan Uribe hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning. It didn’t exactly get off on the right foot, as there was an intruder in the Mets’ clubhouse weight room. ESPN’s Adam Rubin has the details:
The intruder — a baby raccoon, according to reliever Bobby Parnell — was docile and cooperative and willingly entered a cage.
With Mr. Met, there wasn’t any need to adopt a new mascot, though that certainly would have made for a good narrative.
The Nationals lost on Sunday, so the Mets picked up a game in the NL East, trailing by only two games.